Now here is a fun Airstream.
Or too much time. When I retired a couple of years ago I thought I would love painting and hopefully selling my art. But even though it sells here and there, it is not enough to make me want to paint or draw everyday. Sometimes I am inspired and sometimes I am not.
So last year I took up sewing and thought it would be fun to make dresses for my than my beautiful granddaughter Claire, so made a lot of dresses and got a booth, which then needed more to fill the space than dresses, so I started “junking” and renewing furniture. I quickly realized you can only make a $5 an hour for the work you do, rather than the $100 an hour I charge for interior design work or the $55 per hour I was paid teaching adjunct.
The second part of the challenge of having cute little girls dresses, some stuffed animals and children’s chairs and rockers in an mostly unsupervised space is that the clothes got dirty, the caning on antique chairs was broken, displays were broken, things were scratched, moved and used and even a few small things were stolen. Stuffed animals lost their ribbons on a daily basis and even though originally everything was labeled, those often disappeared.
I discovered that most people don’t want or need style or fashionable things; they like what I kindly call junk. Often a chair I might buy for $10 had four layers of dirty fabric covering the seat. I would take it all off, redo the padding, and neatly attach a new more stylish cushion. In the long run, I found most of my furniture sold to friends.
Now I am canning everything from my garden and trying what to do NEXT! Since I have a PhD in business marketing, that might be a fun new adventure. I passed the comps, but never at 62 wrote a dissertation. Maybe I should do that, just so I can say I did. I am fascinated by Airstreams and Shipping containers.
Anyone have any great ideas?
So many tomatoes in my garden this year, I keep looking for more ways to be able to use them through the winter. Added a few more things and here is my version of Auntipasto…
Some day I want an Airstream and travel around the country like a Vagabond. Here are a couple cute combinations, but I think I would go for what is behind curtain A. The second one does not look like might make up some of mountains and paths I would like to explore. Ah… Airstream dreams
In my view of the world, you do the work, so you get to have the fun in labeling the result of your Sweat Equity. Yesterday the 200 pound (slight exaggeration) beet and her friends, the cut little yellow necked squash got pickled. Since mostly I give these to friends and relative, I thought I should have a little fun with the pickle process, and NO there is no alcohol in my pickling, only in the pickler.
With all our summer company and wedding showers I have been a bit neglectful in my lovely garden. This beet may not garnish any salad, but it could win the Guinness Award for size. Not sure of it’s weight, but if you compare the size to my hands, it is pretty dog gone big.